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Costanza Tacoli

Project B2-1: Evidence for Plasmodium falciparum artemisinin resistance in sub-Saharan Africa based on molecular markers and in vitro and in vivo findings

Costanza Tacoli
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Oxford University, Hanoi, Vietnam

Lewycka lab

Oxford University Hanoi, Vietnam

Member: June 2015 - November 2019

Research interest
Plasmodium falciparum drug susceptibility analysed by in-vitro, ex-vivo assays, molecular biology

Title of PhD project
Reduced susceptibility to antimalarial drugs in Plasmodium spp

Supervisor
Prof. Dr. Frank P. Mockenhaupt

Wedam J, Tacoli C, Gai PP, Siegert K, Kulkarni SS, Rasalkar R, Boloor A, Jain A, Mahabala C, Baliga S, Shenoy D, Devi R, Gai P, Mockenhaupt FP (2018)
Molecular evidence for Plasmodium falciparum resistance to sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine but absence of K13 mutations in Mangaluru, southwestern India.
Am J Trop Med Hyg, 99:1508-1510
doi:10.4269/ajtmh.18-0549


Esu E, Tacoli C, Gai P, Berens-Riha N, Pritsch M, Loescher T, Meremikwu M. Prevalence of the Pfdhfr and Pfdhps mutations among asymptomatic pregnant women in Southeast Nigeria. (2018)
Parasitol Res. 117:801-7
doi: 10.1007/s00436-018-5754-5.


Tacoli C, Gai PP, Bayingana C, Sifft K, Geus D, Ndoli J, Sendegeya A, Gahutu JB, Mockenhaupt FP. (2016)
Artemisinin resistance-associated K13 polymorphisms of Plasmodium falciparum in Southern Rwanda, 2010-2015.
Am J Trop Med Hyg. 95(5):1090-1093.
doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.16-0483

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